Listening to every heart
Kielo, thank you for the link.
Essorant, I went through the Myers-Briggs test, as did our whole office, in an effort to not "pin-point" extroverts and introverts, but rather, to give some credence to the idea that "what you see is NOT always what is there." I'm one of those introverts that "puts on" a good face in public. An activity, by the way, which is SO wearing by the end of the day, all I want is peace and quiet.
My poetry is my small way of finding that peace and quiet.
I can, and try, to share my poetry with people. Usually it is by e-mailing it to them, but I do belong to a small group where I am forced to read it aloud. I have given a couple of readings to public groups. It is in that effort that I feel the stretch to give, because performing in public does not come naturally to me. In fact, anything done in public comes from a 6th grade teacher who ridiculed me for my small stutter, and I made a promise to myself to someday have the ability to stand in front of large groups and manage my "introvert side" and be able to conduct myself well without stuttering.
Ah, now I'm on a tangent, but a quiet one, in the sanctity of my own little room, where my introvert side comes into play. I'm not pushed into a quick telling of this...I can think on my words, and get them to come out just so, so that you feel as if I were sitting right across from you, one on one.
I am an introvert. I've learned it's something to be proud of. Because all the really SMART folks I know...are introverts. Good question. Thanks for putting up with my response.